Published January 19, 2021
Wale Oyewale , Ibadan
The Oyo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has accused opposition political parties in the state of producing fake Amotekun Corps uniforms .
It alleged that the fake uniforms were sown for hoodlums to impersonate members of the corps to perpetuate crime in order to discredit the Governor Seyi Makinde – led government .
This was contained in a statement signed by the state PDP Publicity Secretary , Akeem Olatunji , in Ibadan on Monday .
It read that some political enemies were out to blackmail the governor as nothing could have emboldened members of the public to venture into such criminal acts without being backed by some forces .
The statement read in part , “ It was another great achievement for the state and the Amotekun Corps to have discovered and apprehend one of the agents of darkness in our dear state who have, perhaps , been recruited by the opposition in Oyo State to heighten insecurity and create an atmosphere of chaos.
“ It is not news anymore to residents of Oyo State that the Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has deployed all forms of evil machinations, treachery , and malicious propaganda against the PDP government under the leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde .
“ We wish to state categorically for the record that Governor Seyi Makinde invested heavily on security since assumption of office. ”
While responding , the interim state Publicity Secretary of the APC , Dr Abdulazees Olatunde , said, “ We are out of mundane politics . Whoever gets in the way of the law should be made to pay . It is as simple as that. The allegation they are making is questionable and we want them to substantiate it . If care is not taken , we might take it legally .
“ What is our gain in the insecurity of Oyo State ? We see it as a failure on his ( Makinde ’s ) part because it is not good . It is only a bad craftsman who complains about his tools ; they should rather look for how to solve their problem elsewhere. They are just playing propagandist politics .”